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Syllabus ( SSTR 537 )


   Basic information
Course title: Managing Technological Innovation
Course code: SSTR 537
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serhat ERAT
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: Turkish
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: The purpose of this course is to investigate how technological innovation can be managed to achieve competitive advantage and determine the dynamics of industries driven by technological innovation and new product development.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. identify important concepts and approaches that will help them in managing technology and innovation,

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. explain of why technological innovation is important for competitiveness and growth of a company,

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Seminar/presentation
  3. gain an insight into how to effectively manage technology and innovation by solving sample problems taken from real-life situations.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge

    Method of assessment

    1. Homework assignment
    2. Seminar/presentation
    3. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Technological innovation
Week 2: The Innovation processes
Week 3: Teories of Innovation
Week 4: Planning Innovation
Week 5: Strategy and innovation
Week 6: R&D Management
Week 7: Economic dimension of innovation
Week 8: Midterm exam -- firm cases and discussions
Week 9: New products
Week 10: Operational strategies and innovation
Week 11: Product and process innovation
Week 12: Innovation and public policies
Week 13: Global change
Week 14: Managing future technologies
Week 15*: General review
Week 16*: Final examination
Textbooks and materials: Ettlie, J. Managing Technological Innovation, 2000, John Wiley & Sons

Tidd, J. & Bessant, J. Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change, 2009, John Wiley & Sons
Recommended readings: Ettlie, J. Managing Technological Innovation, 2000, John Wiley & Sons

Tidd, J. & Bessant, J. Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change, 2009, John Wiley & Sons

Dodgson, M., Gann, D.M. & Salter, A. The Management of Technological Innovation: Strategy and Practice: The Strategy and Practice, 2008, Oxford

Burns, T. & Stalker, G.M. The Management of Innovation, Oxford, 1994

Betz, F. Managing Technological Innovation: Competitive Advantage from Change, 2011, John Wiley & Sons
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 30
Other in-term studies: 0 0
Project: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 10
Homework: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 10
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 6 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 2 10
Term project: 2 9
Term project presentation: 1 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 10 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 14 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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